by Brian Balfour
Senior Vice President of Research, John Locke Foundation
According to this article published in The Center Square, investments from China held $2 billion worth of American farmland in 2020, up tenfold in just a decade.
But China’s ownership of U.S. agriculture is not the largest foreign investment. That designation belongs to the Netherlands, topping out at over $6 billion.
The chart below shows the ten largest foreign investments in American farmland.
Six states, according to the article, legally ban foreign ownership of farmland. These states are: Iowa, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Minnesota, Mississippi, and North Dakota.